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Mental Health
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Your BestSelf begins here.

Are you or someone you love struggling with a mental health or substance use disorder? If you feel like behavioral health challenges are getting the Best of you, it’s time to talk to our experts.

Community Behavioral Health Clinics

We proudly offer Community Behavioral Health Clinics that provide all of the services you need under one roof. This new concept in outpatient care is designed to produce better outcomes.

Schedule A Consult

Whether you know the services you need or you don’t even know where to start—you’ve come to the right place. Our caring staff is here to listen to your story and match you with the right services.

Children & Teens

If your son or daughter is facing a mental health challenge, you are not alone. We offer innovative, researched-based preventive and treatment programs that help children and teens become their Best.

Adults

Mental illnesses are treatable and most people receive relief with an individualized treatment plan. BestSelf is proud to provide personalized, evidence-based mental health services that are focused on you.

Families

When it comes to keeping your family healthy and happy—we’re in this together. Learn more about the mental health services and support programs we offer for families throughout Western New York.

Substance Use Disorders

BestSelf offers a full spectrum of care for individuals experiencing problems related to alcohol and/or drug use—from counseling and medication-assisted treatment to relapse and prevention training.

Residential Treatment

The Lighthouse is a residential treatment facility for pregnant and parenting women and their children. We provide a supportive recovery environment that empowers women to live substance-free lives.

Recovery Connections

Provides mobile addiction treatment in the community. Treatment team includes physicians, nurses, counselors and peer support services.

Recovery Community

The BestSelf Recovery Community is truly a “center without walls,” actively expanding throughout the area to provide people with more pathways to recovery in more places.

Adults

The BestSelf Health Home provides free, comprehensive care management services to qualified Medicaid recipients to ensure their medical, mental health and substance abuse needs are being met.

Children

Our Children’s Health Home provides free, comprehensive care management to eligible children and youth. Our care managers make sure kids have access to all the services they need to stay healthy.

High Fidelity Wrap Program

Partners with the family to create and implement an individual plan of care that supports and strengthens the family in order to maintain the child in the community.

Homeless Services

We’re proud to offer a wide range of services to homeless individuals with mental illness. Our “housing first” approach gets people off the streets and links them with the care they need.

Homeless Outreach Team

The Outreach team works with area shelters as well as actively seeks out this difficult population under bridges, in alleys, on railroad tracks, park benches and other places not meant for human habitation.

Harambee House

Everyone deserves the chance to become his or her BestSelf. Harambee House is a residential facility providing permanent housing to chronically homeless individuals with mental illness.

Vocational Services

We help individuals recovering from mental illness or substance abuse disorders with obtaining and maintaining employment. We offer a wide range of services from career counseling to job placement.

ACCESS-VR

BestSelf Vocational Services can arrange a linkage with ACCESS-VR services. Learn how a state vocational counselor can develop an Individualized Plan of Employment (IPE) that achieves your goals.

Building Brighter Futures

BestSelf is dedicated to strengthening the mental health and safety of children at home, school and in the community. Learn how our Building Brighter Futures program keeps kids safe and productive.

School-Based Mental Health Clinic

Onsite counseling services embedded in area community centers, elementary and high schools.

Child Advocacy Center

The CAC works with law officials and medical, mental health and child protection professionals to help children and their families with a single, child-friendly, coordinated response.

UB@BestSelf

BestSelf was awarded a four-year Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grant to integrate primary care with behavioral health.

Primary Care & Pediatric Satellite Clinics

BestSelf is co-located at various primary care and pediatrician offices where we provide onsite counseling services.

Anxiety focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

Anxiety is present in all of our lives, but for many children, it’s more than a passing phase. Anxiety disorders such as generalized anxiety, separation anxiety and phobias, are estimated to be more common than any other childhood mental health issue. The licensed mental health professionals at BestSelf Behavioral Health are highly trained to provide compassionate and effective treatment that helps reduce the effects of anxiety disorders in children and teens.

Treatment Developed from Proven Research

Anxiety focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based practice drawing upon rigorous scientific research to treat children who are suffering from anxiety disorders. Evidence shows that CBT may improve the immediate consequences of anxiety, as well as help prevent other mental health issues.
Left untreated, children with anxiety disorders are more likely to experience:
• Depression • Social phobias • Panic attacks • Compulsive behaviors • Physical health consequences • Poor school performance • Social/relationship challenges • Substance abuse • Learning Skills to Manage Anxiety Through individual therapy and joint child/caregiver sessions, CBT helps children, adolescents and young adults reduce anxious behaviors and find new ways to manage them. They learn skills to modify thinking patterns and practice new responses. Length of treatment depends on individual needs, but 12–16 sessions is the average.
• Recognizing anxious feelings & responses • Preparing for anxiety-provoking situations • Assessing unrealistic thoughts or expectations • Altering anxious self-talk • Practicing relaxation & breathing skills • Evaluating progress of coping strategies

Program Features

Improves the immediate consequences of anxiety

Helps prevent other mental health issues

Individual therapy and joint child/caregiver sessions

Helps children, adolescents and young adults reduce anxious behaviors and find new ways to manage them

Learn skills to modify thinking patterns and practice new responses

Recognizing anxious feelings & responses

Preparing for anxiety-provoking situations

Assessing unrealistic thoughts or expectations

Altering anxious self-talk

Practicing relaxation & breathing skills

Evaluating progress of coping strategies

Qualifications

Average of 12-16 Sessions

Locations